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March 13, 1909

CANCER OF THE UTERUSOUR PRESENT MEANS OF LESSENING ITS MORTALITY

JAMA. 1909;LII(11):851-853. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.25420370009002a
Abstract

The question of lessening the mortality in cancer of the uterus is a subject which ought to be of interest to every member of the profession, since, as has been shown by the painstaking statistics of Welch, cancer of the uterus ranks first in incidence when primary carcinoma is considered, forming practically one-third of all the primary cases. The frequency of its occurrence can well be shown by a concrete example. According to Kelly, of the first 11,382 patients admitted to the gynecologic service of the Johns Hopkins Hospital in fifteen years for all gynecologic affections, 412, or 3.06 per cent., were cases of cancer of the cervix. Crile, in his oration before the American Medical Association at Chicago in 1908, states that statistics show that one woman in every eight who reaches her thirty-fifth year dies of cancer, and that, taking the prevalence estimate of the British Isles and

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